Intelligence is a blessing!

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  1. You got that right! But tell that to the nurses who work at the Mental Health facility who think they are “Psych Nurses” just coz. Ugh! Not everyone who works at a Psych Hospital is a Psych Nurse. It takes dedication, commitment, conviction, hard work.
    Man, it’s not easy to take all the abuse and remind yourself every single second why you’re there and at the end of the day leave everything behind before you leave the door and know that you are blessed to be able to serve.
    I have to counsel nurses almost on a daily basis for unprofessional conduct, fighting with patients, forgetting this is a hospital and they’re here to provide care. A lot of people are under the impression they can just get their checks doing nothing. But it’s between them and their God. I believe in karma.

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    1. This may be the best and most poignant post I have read in awhile. I am an ER/Trauma and Flight Nurse. We deal with high stress situations, life and death, everyday. We function not knowing what will happen from one minute to the next. With patients that are sick, but not dying, we constantly take abuse. People feel slighted. They are important. I’ve been cussed at, yelled at, had a knife pulled on me, threatened, hit, and verbal and mentally abused just because I am trying to care for people. Then the stress bleeds over to your co-workers. We see each other more than our families. They become part of your family. And like family there are fusses and then make ups. No where I have ever been have I ever seen people trying to deliberately try to hurt and sabotage each other as in an Emergency Department. Then we eat our young. Run our new nurses off, then complain when there’s not enough staff to work so now mandatory overtime. For me, I chose this profession to serve and help. I want to help people when they need it most. It is hard. You do take some, if not all of it home. This is never intentional. The fallout of being a caretaker is far reaching. On the other end of the spectrum, there’s nothing more rewarding, nor anything I’d rather do. I’m blessed to have been given the opportunity to help those that need it most, and to also pursue my other passions. Literature and history and trying to help authors of fantastic tales get the recognition they so desperately deserve. You don’t know how much this post has touched me. I’m glad to have met you and am proud to help promote your site as well! Be well. Namaste!

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